Nostalgia

Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.
— Albert Camus

Nostalgia

Shining light on the unreliability of memory, this series presents images intended to evoke a world that never existed. When it comes to process, the materials and tools available relate directly to the concepts explored in the work. The use of film is essential in creating images of objects and structures that feel nostalgic, and this in turn opens the door to examine the selectivity of commemoration even in our own minds. I am interested not in history as fact but in what our beliefs about history reveal within us.

These images are presented together as a single installation piece, unframed prints with had -written notes arranged on a large, heavily bordered corkboard panel, and woven together with white cotton twill that represents the red thread of Ariadne which has been bleached by nostalgic memory and leads not to the exit of the labyrinth and an understanding of reality, but instead to solipsism and the rosy sloganeering of a huckster.